Lil Wayne and Birdman
1.6.2017

Birdman: Lil Wayne’s ‘Carter V’ is ‘Definitely Coming Out’

Lil Wayne’s notoriously-delayed album Tha Carter V is “definitely” coming out, according to Birdman.

“It’s definitely coming out,” the Cash Money CEO said during an episode of Travis Scott’s .wav Radio show. “The situation with me and my son, I’m going to put it all behind us and just let it move forward. Wayne is one of the best artists ever to do the game, and I want to see him continue to do what he been doing, and I’m going to support whatever he’s doing. But you’re definitely going to get that CV.

This revelation follows a cryptic Facebook post from Weezy that alluded to the release, as well. Earlier this week, he wrote: “CV. Funeral. D6. Young Money” on Facebook, prompting excitement for his Carter V LP, as well as his Funeral and Dedication 6 projects and a possible Young Money compilation.

Both of these declarations come on the heels of pharma-mogul Martin Shkreli’s claim that he purchased CV as a double album. Wayne’s reps have reportedly launched an investigation into how the controversial public figure landed a copy after he played a snippet of a song on Periscope.

Tha Carter V is at the heart of Wayne’s $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money. Both sides were reportedly close to reaching a settlement last year, but Birdman is said to have called off the talks following statements made by Tunechi.

In recent months, Weezy has said he no longer views Birdman as a fatherly figure, the way he once did. “His name isn’t Carter,” he said in October. “He’s not family.” He’s also shouted out Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records, sparking rumors of a new or pending label deal.

Birdman has more than Wayne’s new album in store for Cash Money. The mogul is also set to release a forthcoming label biopic through Apple Music on Feb. 18. Plus, Drake’s More Life is also due this year.

The full .wav Radio episode is set to air today (Jan. 6). Hear snippets of Birdman’s thoughts on Carter V, Drake, and more, along with a surprise appearance from Young Thug.